This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Notes jotted down - 
anyone who is creating something makes use of it. 
It could be designing a bridge, 
constructing a door, 
prescription for medicine, 
a calculation for a custom made armoire (cabinet/closet), process notes for a patient.
I have an ongoing journal where I write down 
how I came to paint a particular painting, 
anecdotal notes, 
which colors I used
describing the painting style, 

method and process,
what I learned 
reactions of viewers. 
So far so good.